VIDEO: Pokémon Panic! Learn About the Influence of the Anime Hit

Ash and the gang with Porygon


25 years ago, Pokémon started its journey to become a global anime juggernaut. Two and a half decades later it’s got anime, films, card games, video games, apps, and more coming out all the time. And with a history that storied, you’re likely to have a few weird experiences along the way.


Our latest video explores the Pokémon Panic of the last 25 years — the franchise’s influence and interpretation since its beginnings. What happens if you play the Pokérap backwards? What did the Pope have to say about the first Pokémon movie? And what does the franchise itself have to say about its biggest detractions? Check out our answers to all these questions and more:



This video is part of our YouTube channel, which covers history and trivia from the wider world of anime and games. Be sure to subscribe so you’ll always know when we’ve got something new. And if you enjoyed this video, you might like our video all about the history of Digimon


Kara Dennison @RubyCosmos


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